Ancient looted statue returned to Libya

An ancient statue, believed to be looted from Libya during the civil war, has been returned to the country’s authorities. The 2nd century BC figure, some 2,200 years old, was seized at London Heathrow airport several years ago, after being…

Nigeria drops on TI’s corruption index, now second most corrupt in West Africa

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 25 out of a possible 100 points. In the last TI rating in 2019,…

More Nigerians will end up as slaves in Libya – Peju Akande

I went to one of the visa offices in Lagos recently; those who are familiar with visa offices will tell you there are hundreds of dreams waiting to be fulfilled among the hordes of touts that bombard you as soon…

Football matches to resume in Libya’s premier league

It has now been several months without any football matches in Libya. Though many blame the Covid-19 pandemic for it, games in Libya’s premier league stopped even before the spread of coronavirus. But to some good news now, games are…

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic praises bravery of Libyan fan

A young Libyan Chelsea fan who nearly lost his life saving a man from drowning has been shocked with a message from Christian Pulisic. Mohammed Al-Arabi was on a beach near the Libyan capital Tripoli recently when he heard someone…

My abuser is my brother-in-law, what do I do?

When I was young, I was raped at the age of 15 by someone who didn’t know me, I didn’t know him, I was just unfortunate to be in a friend’s house, he came by, saw I was alone there,…

Nigeria elected member of UN Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new ECOSOC members will…

Guy, forget Libya, there is slavery among us – Lucia Edafioka

Anyone who saw the Libya video in 2017 of some people auctioning off fellow humans like animals, will still get the chills as I do. It’s not like I was unaware that it was happening, it was hearing the stories,…

NEMA receives 153 Nigerians from Libya (Punch)

The National Emergency Management Agency has received another batch of 153 stranded Nigerians from Libya. The Director-General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihajja, represented by Mr Slaku Lugard, an official of the agency, received the returnees on Wednesday in Lagos State.…

Libya to close three migrant detention centres (BBC)

Libya plans to shut down three of its biggest migration detention centres, the country’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has announced. The centres in question are in Misrata, Tajoura and Khoms. It follows criticism that migrants were being returned to Tajoura…

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